Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back to the grind

I go back to work tomorrow and I'm sad. Layla is going to cry. Evie will be without Mike or I for the first time ever. I knew this was coming, it's not like it snuck up on me, but it's still hard. Very, very, hard.

I know that Layla will adjust and actually does enjoy going to Elba's to play. Evie? I'm not so sure. I'm going to have to nurse her when I drop her off, come down for my lunch break, and again when I pick her up. All because she refuses the bottle. She will pull milk out and let it run down her face. In some ways it will be nice because I don't have to pump, but at least until she starts eating solids, it's going to be a lot to juggle.

I have had far more fun with Layla while being off than I thought that I would. I was terrified of being with her 24/7. But with careful planning, that included leaving the house at least once a day, we had a great time. And we're closer than ever.

Child, please forgive me for going back to work.


  1. Aaw. :-( You don't have to ask for her forgiveness. She's too little to know it, but she understands and appreciates the sacrifices you make for her. The more important thing to focus on is the great times you've had with her this summer because you're building a strong little woman there. Two of 'em, actually.

  2. I understand completely! I will be thinking of you this I drop my kids off to day care too. :(